Category Archives: LHS

Rapids edges Wausau East

CWS Sports Desk February 22, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids– The Wisconsin Rapids Red Raiders took care of business on Thursday by beating Wisconsin Valley Conference opponent Wausau East by the final score of 49-46. In a balanced effort on offense, Rapids got 12 points from Zach Langemeier to lead the team. Gabe Krueger led East with… Read More »

2018 WIAA Boys Basketball Bracket Challenge: Pick the Winners

CWS Sports Desk February 19, 2018 Wausau– It’s that time again!  Why wait for the NCAA tournament to fill out a bracket when CWS gives you the opportunity to show your skills at picking the winners of the 2018 WIAA boys basketball tournament? Making your picks is easy!  Take ten seconds to create a user… Read More »

State Wrestling Tournament preview

CWS Sports Desk February 20, 2018 Madison— The 75th annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Individual Wrestling Tournament will be held Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 22-24, at the Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. TICKET INFORMATION:  Ticket prices per tournament session are $8. Tickets are available on-line on the WIAA website with a… Read More »

Area Division 1 wrestlers prepare for trip to state wrestling tournament

By David Keech February 20, 2018 Madison— Area Division 1 wrestlers are preparing for the WIAA Wrestling Tournament, with wrestlers competing in preliminary action beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Area wrestlers at state 106: Justin Groshek(40-1) sophomore, SPASH 113: Gabe Pugh(37-5) freshman, Marshfield 126: Chance Bailey(22-2) senior, SPASH 132: Thomas Severson(43-4) senior, DC Everest… Read More »

Rapids CO-OP places second at state meet

Scott ‘ Coach’ Stankowski-Senior Outdoor Writer 2-19-18 Minocqua—  The high school ice fishing circuit known as WIFA or the Wisconsin Interscholastic Fishing Association held its annual ice fishing championship on Lake Minocqua and a portion of Lake Tomahawk this past Saturday. The Wisconsin Rapids CO-OP ice fishing team defending three straight previous titles came out… Read More »

2018 WIAA boys basketball playoff pairings

CWS Sports Desk February 18, 2018 Wausau– It’s only February 18, but March Madness here once again.  The WIAA has released the pairings for the 2018 boys basketball playoffs and, as is customary, CWS takes a look at area teams, seedings and opponents in the opening rounds of the tournament. Regional play will begin February… Read More »

CWS Athlete of the Week: Feb. 11-18

CWS Sports Desk February 18, 2018 Wausau– Take a look at the CWS Athlete of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should be recognized, shoot us a tweet @centralwisco or drop us a… Read More »

Rapids wrestlers Lubeck and Diebel advance to state

CWS Sports Desk February 17, 2018 Wausau— Wisconsin Rapids wrestlers Bergh Diebel and Wyler Lubeck qualified for the state wrestling tournament after finishing second in Division 1 sectional action at Wausau West. Diebel(152) took second after falling in the title match to Nathan Fuller of River Falls. Lubeck(138) advanced to state after defeating Caden Pearce… Read More »

Division 1 area wrestlers rank among state’s best

By David Keech February 16, 2018 Madison— The latest wrestling rankings are out from, and pacing Division 1 wrestlers in the rankings is Justin Groshek of SPASH, ranked #2 at 106. Additional rankings: 113: Cale Benitz, Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln, HM 126: Chance Bailey, SPASH, #7 132:  Thomas Severson, DCE #4 138: Wyler Lubeck, Wisconsin… Read More »

Everest downs Rapids to claim share of WVC title

CWS Sports Desk February 18, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids– The D.C. Everest Evergreens won their final game in Wisconsin Valley Conference play against Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday and in doing so claimed a share of the Wisconsin Valley Conference championship. Everest and SPASH finish the season with 11-1 records, respectively, in the Valley. On Thursday, Everest… Read More »